: Another Chip for the SVT!
03-22-2004, 10:48 PM
$24.99 only! Anyone try this? I am skeptical... But its from Germany, so it must be good.[thumb]
This on the other hand...Me likey!
Vortech Kit w/ air-water intercooler for $4.3K. I hear an air-air intercooler is better for the real world, but maybe the air-water is good for drag racing.
03-22-2004, 10:54 PM
:( @ he chip
03-23-2004, 12:06 AM
Someone posted something like this the other day don't bother waste of money stay away from the chip save up and wait for the Diablo Sport chip
03-23-2004, 12:14 AM
Oh please stay away, dont waste your money.
03-23-2004, 12:16 AM
if any mod that claims over 1 hp cost under 50 bucks dont even think about it.
03-23-2004, 12:17 AM
I haven't been hitting the threads too hard lately, sorry if this has already been talked about.
Yeah Seb, I will not put any BS in my car. Only legit stuff. It is my daily driver, so no wacky parts.
This Diablo thing has been a long time coming, no? If companies are having trouble with the SVT computer, what does the JRSC or Vortech kit use for fuel mangement etc?
03-23-2004, 12:19 AM
they both use custom chips the Diablo Sport chip is coming out in June Im pretty sure if its not June then its August
I am more than confident that those things are junk, but just for curiosities sake, have any of you that all talk smack about them done a before and after on a dyno with one? Just you never know, and if you've never tried how do you know? One guy says any mod that claims over 1hp that costs under $50 he won't even think about, were as on my dsm I gained about 40 whp from a $10 mod[:D] Granted I will never buy those ebay things, but until I see a dyno I can't say there junk.
03-23-2004, 01:47 PM
You are right Dave. In a perfect world, I would have my own dyno and would post results on here. So I could buy a $20 product and it wouldn't cost me $120 for 2 runs...
The only other reasonable option would be to get a G-Tech Pro. Then people would say the G-Tech is crap. I have found some small low-cost, 3-axis MEMS Inertial Measurement Units, but low-cost is $1900 in the aircraft world!
Granted, the G-Tech will not be as precise as the $1900 IMU, but how precise do we need it to be?
A good story about the G-Tech, my friend says it is garbage. They took a brand new G-Tech and installed it in a car and did some 0-60 tests. It said the car made 1000 hp, unlikely as it was a stock WRX. I then asked, did you input the correct weight of the car, and they are like, what? duh?
Some people take them to the track and say they are within .1s compared to the slips, and usually consistent. The new G-Tech Pro is a good amount of cash. But I have seen the old school one on EBAY for $40.
Anyone have a G-Tech?
03-23-2004, 01:52 PM
I say nay to buying that POS.
Get a real chip/flasher when and if they come out with one for the SVTF.
03-23-2004, 01:52 PM
And using an inertial measurements/G-Tech to figure horsepower is more realistic than even a dyno because it is the real deal, where the rubber meets the road calculation. The only thing you really need to do is go to a big scale and weigh you and you car.
Then you could really have a fight about whether Joe Blows ram air hood works or not.
03-23-2004, 07:00 PM
I just recently got a g-tech off ebay for $50, it was brand new and has shown very consistent times. I think the horsepower reading can be mis-leading sometimes, but at the track 9 times out of 10 it is within one tenth compared to track slips.
03-23-2004, 11:36 PM
Cool! Tell me more. What about the HP readings are misleading?
I went to the G-Tech site, the new Pro is supposed to be a big improvement.
"Absolute Horsepower and Torque measurements are within 3% and consistency within .5%!"
I may wait for the new G-Tech Pro to show up on Ebay and get it...
I just remembered this site:
This is not quite as slick as G-Tech, but should do the same thing.